How to choose a web host?

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  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    There's so many of them that I'd just be throwing a dart at a Google search result page. So what's a decent host? I'm not looking for the cheapest, just something reasonably cheap but also reliable. Tons of bandwidth isn't necessary. Good web mail is a must and I'd REALLLLLLY like someone with a customer service staff in and English speaking country. Does that even exist?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    No one knows any good hosts?
     
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    I use 1and1.com and I have never had a problem. Recently my server was down for a couple hours, that is the first downtime I have ever seen in 4 years. They have an absolutely fully featured and awesome control panel. Domains from them are only 5.99 per year, but with some hosting plans you get free domains. I get I think 5 free with my business account. I don't know how they compare price-wise, but they have been a great host for me so I don't plan on ever switching.

    Also, webhostingtalk.com is a very valuable tool for you right now. Before you order from anywhere, search WHT for their name and see what comes up.
     
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    i use a small orange (asmallorange.com) to host my forum. It was recommended by many people and the price is great. PM me for more info. I just finished it so if anyone can give me any tips I'd appreciate it. http://www.chondroforums.com
     
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    I like hostgator alot.
     
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